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Dolphins escape slaughter, brave Sea Shepherd crew charged with helping them

on September 17, 2014

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In the words of Captain Paul Watson, taken from his Facebook page:

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First report: Hundreds of Dolphins Escape the the Faroese Butchers Today

Sea Shepherd crew accused and charged with saving hundreds of dolphins in the Faroe Islands today.

A very large pod of hundreds of white-sided dolphins approached the Faroe Islands today.

The Danish Navy boarded and seized the U.K. registered Sea Shepherd boat “Spitfire” and charged the crew with driving the dolphins back to sea.

The law is that when a pod of whales or dolphins are spotted it is illegal to not inform the whalers before approaching them.

No Grindadrap had been called but the Danish police are stating that it is a crime to prevent dolphins from approaching close to the islands where they may be slaughtered and specifically it is a crime to not inform the Grindmaster that the dolphins have been spotted.

Last year in August 3013 the Faroese massacred 450 white side dolphins.

Crewmembers Jessie Treverton from the U.K. and Celine Le Dourion and Marion Selighini both from France have been arrested. The all female crew were jumped by Danish commandos.

The dolphins escaped out to sea.

Three Sea Shepherd boats, the Loki, the Mike Galesi and the B.S. Sheen were seized on August 29th. They are being held as evidence awaiting the trial of 8 Sea Shepherd crew from those boats. The seizure of the Spitfire makes 4 vessels seized. The Thor was removed from the water this morning because Sea Shepherd boats may only stay in Faroese waters for 90 days. This leaves one Sea Shepherd vessel the “Clementine” from France still operating in Faroese waters.

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Second report: The latest news is that the 3 woman crew of the Spitfire are being interrogated by the police. The Spitfire is being released. The charge is even more ludicrous than was first anticipated. The charge now appears to be harassing the dolphins because they are considered a “protected” species. Apparently in the Faroe Islands it is perfectly legal to kill a protected species, but it is illegal to push them back out to sea because that is considered “harassment.”

So these three Sea Shepherd women can proudly say that they successfully harassed the dolphins for the purpose of saving their lives.

The Faroe Islands are a very bizarre place where the islanders perverse lust for slaughter, has them interpreting laws all designed to defend killing and opposing protection.

This is akin to being charged with harassing a group of women who were about to walk into a park in the dead of night where rapist serial killers were lurking in the bushes.

“Turn around ladies, there are rapist serial killers in the bushes.”

Policemen: “Hey you, you’re under arrest for harassing those women and for not informing the rapists that the women were approaching.”

“But officers, the thugs in the bushes were intending to rape and kill those women.”

“That’s not our concern. Our concern is that you harassed these poor women and besides raping and killing is legal but preventing the women from being raped and slain is illegal.”

The good news is however that a pod of hundred of white sided dolphins were successful harassed away from the vicious knives of the whalers.

Last year 450 white sided dolphins fell to the cruel knives of these cetacean slaughtering thugs. Fortunately the hundreds spotted today remain safe at sea.
Photo: Latest Update from the Bizarre Faroes The latest news is that the 3 woman crew of the Spitfire are being interrogated by the police. The Spitfire is being released. The charge is even more ludicrous than was first anticipated. The charge now appears to be harassing the dolphins because they are considered a “protected” species. Apparently in the Faroe Islands it is perfectly legal to kill a protected species, but it is illegal to push them back out to sea because that is considered “harassment.” So these three Sea Shepherd women can proudly say that they successfully harassed the dolphins for the purpose of saving their lives. The Faroe Islands are a very bizarre place where the islanders perverse lust for slaughter, has them interpreting laws all designed to defend killing and opposing protection. This is akin to being charged with harassing a group of women who were about to walk into a park in the dead of night where rapist serial killers were lurking in the bushes. “Turn around ladies, there are rapist serial killers in the bushes.” Policemen: “Hey you, you’re under arrest for harassing those women and for not informing the rapists that the women were approaching.” “But officers, the thugs in the bushes were intending to rape and kill those women.” “That’s not our concern. Our concern is that you harassed these poor women and besides raping and killing is legal but preventing the women from being raped and slain is illegal.” The good news is however that a pod of hundred of white sided dolphins were successful harassed away from the vicious knives of the whalers. Last year 450 white sided dolphins fell to the cruel knives of these cetacean slaughtering thugs. Fortunately the hundreds spotted today remain safe at sea.

Third report: A Major Intervention for the Dolphins Near the Faroes Today

The latest craziness from the Faroese is that Sea Shepherd harassed Atlantic white sided dolphins that the whalers had no intention of killing because according to them they don’t kill white sided dolphins and thus the dolphins were harassed unnecessarily by Sea Shepherd for no reason. According to some Faroese I have heard from, the white sided dolphins are protected and thus we were harassing a protected species for no reason whatsoever.

The only problem with this ridiculous position is that in August 2013, the Faroese slaughtered 450 white sided dolphins.

This pod has been estimated to be up to 700 individuals. They were heading towards Torshaven where the majority of Faroese people live and thus they were heading towards the bloody gates of hell until Sea Shepherd intercepted them and turned them back to sea.

The Faroese are angry that Sea Shepherd turned them before the whalers could call a Grindacrap. (Yes I spelt that intentionally that way) They are saying that Sea Shepherd was legally obligated to report the pod of dolphins to the Grindmaster (the man who calls for the Grindacrap to occur)

So why would we be charged with failing to report a pod to the Grindmaster if the Grindmaster was not interested in killing the dolphins? And why would the Faroese think we would betray our clients, the dolphins and whales by turning them in to the whalers?

My opinion is this: The crews on the Spitfire and the Clementine and the land crew saved the lives of hundreds of dolphins today and I applaud them for their courage, their dedication and their passion. Well done everyone.

You can all sleep peacefully knowing that hundreds of dolphins are swimming free because you intervened, instead of lying on a Faroese beach with their bellies slit open, their guts steaming in the cool air and their hot blood oozing into a sea that although it is cold, is not as cold as the hearts of the barbaric thugs who would have vented their blood lust upon so many innocent and beautiful sentient beings.

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I had the honour to meet Jessie Treverton a couple of times while I was volunteering on Operation Grindstop in July. My initial impression of her was that here was someone who would do something awesome. And indeed she is. And I’m sure that the other crew members, Celine Le Dourion and Marion Selighini are equally awesome. Well done to all involved, both on the boat crew and onshore, for helping to prevent a horrible slaughter of these beautiful creatures. You’re all amazing. Respect.

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2 responses to “Dolphins escape slaughter, brave Sea Shepherd crew charged with helping them

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  2. jessie@seashepherduk.org says:

    Thank you for your kind comments and your support.

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